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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,534 205 1.4 1.2- 1.7 3,766 33.2 31.8-34.7 4,269 36.7 35.3-38.2 3,294 28.6 27.3-30.0
-Western NC 1,875 44 1.7 1.1- 2.6 643 33.9 30.9-37.0 695 36.8 33.8-39.9 493 27.6 24.7-30.6
GENDER
Male 758 5 0.6 0.2- 1.8 213 28.2 23.7-33.2 343 42.5 37.7-47.4 197 28.7 24.3-33.5
Female 1,117 39 2.9 1.8- 4.4 430 39.6 35.7-43.5 352 31.1 27.6-34.9 296 26.4 22.9-30.3
RACE
White 1,729 44 1.9 1.3- 2.8 597 34.0 31.0-37.2 646 37.1 34.1-40.3 442 27.0 24.2-30.0
African American 43 0 0.0 . - . 15 39.9 19.1-65.3 11 16.1 7.3-32.0 17 43.9 23.8-66.3
Other Minorities 92 0 0.0 . - . 26 27.7 14.7-46.1 34 44.2 26.6-63.5 32 28.1 12.7-51.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 2 4.0 0.6-22.1 11 26.8 11.8-50.0 11 37.7 18.8-61.3 13 31.5 14.7-55.1
Non-Hispanic 1,836 42 1.6 1.1- 2.5 631 34.1 31.1-37.3 683 36.8 33.8-39.9 480 27.4 24.6-30.5
AGE
18-24 41 2 4.0 1.0-15.2 25 60.0 39.2-77.7 5 11.4 4.4-26.5 9 24.5 10.5-47.4
25-34 120 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 41 28.8 20.5-38.9 47 46.3 35.7-57.2 31 24.8 16.8-35.1
35-44 232 5 1.3 0.5- 3.8 74 30.7 24.3-37.9 74 33.5 26.8-41.0 79 34.5 27.7-42.0
45-54 304 6 2.3 0.9- 5.9 98 30.4 24.6-37.0 121 40.7 34.0-47.7 79 26.6 20.6-33.5
55-64 449 6 1.2 0.5- 2.8 130 29.4 24.8-34.5 160 36.2 31.2-41.6 153 33.2 28.3-38.5
65+ 717 24 2.3 1.4- 3.6 269 38.0 33.9-42.2 284 40.7 36.6-45.0 140 19.0 15.9-22.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 8 1.2 0.5- 2.6 91 28.4 22.1-35.6 102 42.2 34.1-50.8 76 28.2 21.3-36.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 575 14 2.5 1.3- 4.7 179 33.1 27.2-39.5 208 33.6 28.5-39.3 174 30.8 25.5-36.6
Some Post-H.S. 487 12 1.4 0.6- 3.2 175 33.6 28.2-39.5 173 35.1 29.4-41.1 127 30.0 24.3-36.3
College Graduate 533 10 1.4 0.6- 3.4 197 37.8 32.6-43.3 210 39.6 34.3-45.2 116 21.2 16.8-26.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 261 7 3.5 1.4- 8.3 77 30.1 23.2-38.0 85 32.2 24.9-40.5 92 34.2 26.8-42.4
$15,000- 24,999 357 9 1.2 0.6- 2.6 131 38.2 31.2-45.7 115 28.0 22.1-34.9 102 32.6 25.8-40.3
$25,000- 34,999 236 10 3.8 1.6- 8.7 81 30.1 22.1-39.5 86 40.6 31.9-49.9 59 25.6 19.0-33.5
$35,000- 49,999 249 6 1.3 0.4- 3.9 61 26.0 19.3-34.0 103 40.4 32.5-49.0 79 32.3 24.9-40.9
$50,000-74,999 249 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 78 27.1 21.1-34.0 117 49.6 41.5-57.6 53 22.4 15.8-30.7
$75,000+ 240 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 96 40.8 33.2-48.9 92 35.5 28.4-43.4 51 23.5 17.3-31.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 802 26 2.8 1.7- 4.7 224 28.2 24.0-32.8 289 33.8 29.5-38.3 263 35.2 30.5-40.2
No 1,012 17 1.2 0.6- 2.2 395 37.7 33.5-42.0 387 38.3 34.3-42.6 213 22.8 19.3-26.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1 83 26.7 20.8-33.4 136 51.5 43.8-59.2 54 21.8 16.2-28.7
Non-Veteran 1,601 43 2.0 1.3- 3.0 560 35.0 31.7-38.4 559 34.6 31.4-37.9 439 28.5 25.3-31.8

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5,
Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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